Eric Puentes

Puentes, Eric

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Simple Battery

Criminal Attempt To Commit A Felony

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 6-1-2022 at approximately 1431 I was dispatched to 1525 Cleveland Hwy., Pizza Hut regarding a subject loitering on the property and grabbing an employee.

I arrived on scene and met with [REDACTED BY AGENCY] she explained to me a subject she was told was Eric Puentes was hanging out front and inside the restaurant. He normally does this and there are not any issues. Today [REDACTED BY AGENCY] had walked out to her car and Puentes followed her.

When at the car Puentes grabbed her right arm and in doing so had scratched her. I took photographs of the scratches. She told me while holding her arm he pulled her to him and grabbed the neck of her shirt pulling it away from her body and told her he wanted to see her breast. He did this a few times.

He then grabbed the bottom of her shirt and tried to reach up for her breast. He was also trying to turn her and pull her into his waist area. She was able to pull away and went into the store and called her boss who then called us. She did not see where he went from there.

I left the restaurant and looked for Puentes. I found him down the road at Smith Industrial and Glenwood Ave. I stopped him and asked him what happened at the Pizza Hut. He stated a few times he would not touch her any more. I asked if he was pulling her shirt over to see her breast and he said yes. Then he said he would not touch her anymore.

I have knowledge Puentes has been arrested in the past for similar incidents. I placed him under arrest for simple battery and criminal attempt of sexual battery. I searched him and secured him in the back seat of my car. I transported him to Whitfield County Jail.

Several times while on the way he repeated that he would not touch her anymore. I also told him he was not to go back to Pizza Hut. He said he understood. He was booked with warrantless arrest form 65708